As a gift to our fellow word nerds, we’ve compiled some amazing and little-known festive English words.
What are the latest entries to the OED in March 2020, and what do they mean? How do words get into the OED?
You might be surprised about how many everyday words and phrases come from Shakespeare. But what about the less common words?
We all know the phrase: “It’s not what you say, it’s the way you say it.” How can you connect to your reader on a personal level?
Readability is of great importance when writing speeches and communicating with others. How are the principles of readability used at the UN?
The Fry formula is one of several developed in the 1960s for speed and efficiency. Find out how this graph can help you improve your readability.
IELTS is a standardised proficiency test. It can be used to reach a global audience. Find out how IELTS is calculated and how you can best use it.
The Powers Sumner Kearl formula was developed in the 1950s by a group of readability experts. Find out how you can use it to improve your writing.
The Raygor readability graph is a formula which calculates the reading grade level of a text. Find out how it's calculated and how it can best be used.
Readability has evolved with language. It is also linked to consumer habits, tech and education. Find out more about the history of readability.
The belief that the Inuit have dozens of different words for snow has become a widely known piece of linguistic trivia. But, where did this belief come from, and how close is it to the truth?